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Cancer research
Suppressing YAP protein gives immunotherapy a boost
Published Sept 20, 2018
In mouse study, researchers find that turning off YAP protein in regulatory T-cells enhances anti-tumor immune response
Breast cancer
A dynamic cellular defense against metastasis
Published Sept 20, 2018
In study of mouse tissue, scientists discover that cells around breast milk ducts can reach out to grab stray cancer cells to prevent their spread
Immunotherapy
One-two punch for ovarian cancer
Published Sept 20, 2018
Mouse study finds that combination immunotherapy could improve ovarian cancer treatment
Cancer research
Identifying cancerous 'shape shifters'
Published Sept 20, 2018
Scientists from Kimmel Cancer Center identify gene that affects prostate cancer's ability to change shape, squeeze into other organs / Hopkins Medicine
Cancer research
Study: Random DNA errors cause majority of cancer cases
Published Sept 20, 2018 Video
Most cancer mutations are due to DNA copying 'mistakes,' not inherited or environmental factors, Hopkins researchers say
Brain science
Ultrasound delivery
Published Sept 20, 2018
In rat experiment, sound waves trigger release of drugs encased in nanoparticles 'cages' in brain / Hopkins Medicine
In memoriam
Pioneering oncologist Al Owens dies at 90
Published Sept 20, 2018
One-time president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital served as first director of what is now the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer research
A chemotherapy alternative
Published Sept 20, 2018
Immunotherapy deploys the body's natural ability to fight cancer, could reduce toxic chemo treatments for children / Promise & Progress
Flower power?
Magnolia tested as breast cancer treatment
Published Sept 20, 2018
A compound made from the tree's cones shows promise against tumors spurred by the leptin hormone
Cancer research
Kimmel Center joins research consortium
Published Sept 20, 2018
Four leading cancer centers aim to discover, develop new treatments with support from biopharmaceutical company Celgene